Ukraine’s Children Bear Burdens of War: Photos

Summer for Ukraine’s children means sunshine and swimming, but also long hours in bomb shelters and mine-safety training. A photographer captured their days in Kyiv for The New York Times.

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Living Side by Side, Ukrainian and Russian Sailors Are Tested by War

Sailors are accustomed to not discussing politics at sea, but the war between the two countries has made that more difficult.

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Russians, Risking Isolation in the South, Build Up for Ukrainian Attack

Russia is moving “maximum” forces to the south, which presents a role reversal from the eastern Donbas region: Ukraine is on the offensive and Russians holding a key city risk being cut off.

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The Role of Art in a Time of War

Painting will not stop missiles. Music will not end suffering. But culture is not powerless — and a visit to Ukraine reaffirmed what it can do at its best.

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Kyiv Nightlife Comes Back Amid Urge for Contact. ‘This Is the Cure.’

Frenzied raves. Crowded bars (with free therapy). And of course, cuddle parties. Nightlife is returning to Ukraine’s capital. But revelers still have to reckon with guilty feelings. Plus curfew.

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The Biden administration will send another $270 million in military aid to Ukraine.

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The War in Ukraine Is the True Culture War

With Russia trying to erase Ukraine’s national identity, the fight to preserve, and build upon, Ukraine’s artistic heritage has taken on new urgency.

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How a Military Base in Illinois Helps Keep Weapons Flowing to Ukraine

Thousands of logisticians are responsible for making sure that U.S. military aid reaches its destination, on planes, trains and ships.

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How Long Will Europe Support Ukraine?

The continent’s leaders increasingly want to understand how the war with Russia might end.

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Missile Strike in Kyiv Rattles Residents After Weeks of Quiet

The strike on Sunday morning shook many out of the relative sense of security that has prevailed in Ukraine’s capital since the Russians were pushed out of its periphery in early April.

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Commando Network Coordinates Flow of Weapons in Ukraine, Officials Say

A secretive operation involving U.S. Special Operations forces hints at the scale of the effort to assist Ukraine’s still outgunned military.

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Russia’s Oil Revenue Soars Despite Sanctions, Study Finds

Rising oil prices more than offset a decline in export volumes during the first 100 days of the assault on Ukraine.

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We Can’t Be Ukraine Hawks Forever

A hawkish policy has worked so far. A hawkish grand strategy is still unrealistic.

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Ukraine Tells Story of War in Museum Show

The exhibition, called “Crucified Ukraine,” is one of several ways that the country’s government is highlighting the devastation that its people have endured.

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Russia Hustles to Recruit Soldiers and Halts Gas Supplies to Finland

The war has evolved into something of a stalemate that has seriously depleted Russia’s conventional war capabilities, even as it has made some gains.

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Russia Uses Surrender in Mariupol to Portray Ukrainians as Terrorists

Many soldiers who surrendered from Mariupol’s Azovstal steel plant belong to the Azov battalion, a group with far-right roots, and the Kremlin may now put them on trial just as Ukraine is prosecuting Russians for war crimes.

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There Are Two Endgames in Ukraine. Both Carry Big Risks.

Is there a third option looming for the next six months of war in Ukraine?

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House Poised to Pass Nearly $40 Billion Ukraine Aid Package

As lawmakers have embraced more than $50 billion to Kyiv within two months, they have largely refrained from raising concerns or questioning the Biden administration’s strategy.

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Jill Biden’s Secret Ukraine Trip

Ukrainian officials reached out several days ahead of Dr. Biden’s planned four-day tour of Eastern Europe to suggest a meeting with the Ukrainian first lady. The East Wing took the chance.

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After weeks of poring over evidence, Ukrainian officials single out 10 Russian soldiers for atrocities in Bucha.

Ukrainian investigators used a host of old-fashioned and high-tech methods to identify the suspects, from satellite imagery to testimony from witnesses.

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On the Trail of Russian War Crimes

Lyudmyla Denisova, Ukraine’s top human rights official, is determined to right historical wrongs and make sure Russians are held to account.

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Biden Picks Bridget Brink to Be Ambassador to Ukraine

The U.S. Embassy, which closed just before Russia’s invasion, could reopen “over a couple of weeks,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.

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Seeking Arms for Ukraine, Pentagon Buyers Scour Eastern European Factories

Soviet-designed ammunition is part of the ‘life blood’ for Ukrainian troops fighting Russia, and the United States is keeping it flowing.

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America’s Road to the Ukraine War

For years, the United States sent mixed signals about its interests in the country. Then Vladimir V. Putin made his move.

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What to Know About the Weapons Being Sent to Ukraine

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The U.S. is bolstering Ukrainian artillery and air power.

Weeklong training for Ukraine’s soldiers on howitzers is taking place outside of their country, a U.S. defense official said. Additionally, new spare parts have allowed Kyiv to get more than 20 warplanes back in service.

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Ukraine’s profane stamp that has become a symbol of resistance sells out.

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In Besieged, Broken Mariupol, Ukrainians Vow a ‘Fight to the End’

Defying a Russian demand to surrender or be “eliminated,” Ukrainian forces in a sprawling steel plant are making a last stand for the strategic city.

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Worshipers Fill Pews in Lviv on Easter Sunday for Services That Remember War

Commemorations in Ukraine’s small Roman Catholic community combined ancient traditions with the reality of the war.

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My Mother Fled From Russian Attack. Then She Did It Again.

My mother’s story exemplifies the destruction Russia has unleashed on Ukraine.

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‘Thank You for Not Killing Us’

An ordeal at a mental health facility in Ukraine illuminated the horrors of the Russian occupation in the areas around Kyiv.

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U.S. Considers Sending a High-Level Official to Kyiv

No American official has publicly visited Ukraine since Russia launched its invasion in late February.

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Should American Veterans Go to Ukraine?

People there are suffering. Discouraging my fellow veterans from going there would be both hypocritical and disingenuous.

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Russian Blunders in Chernobyl: ‘They Came and Did Whatever They Wanted.’

Tanks treads ripped up the toxic soil, bulldozers carved trenches and bunkers, and soldiers spent a month camped in — and dug into — a radioactive forest.

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With Russian Forces Gone, Kyiv Starts to Revive

The anxiety remains, but in Ukraine’s capital, large lines of cars are now forming on highways into the city and businesses are reopening.

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For a Ukrainian Journalist, War Evokes Scars From Captivity

Stanislav Aseyev, a 32-year-old journalist, had documented his abuse in a prison run by Russian-backed separatists. Now, the war reminds him of why Ukrainians are fighting for their lives.

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Inside a Maternity Hospital in Ukraine as War Grinds On

As artillery shells fall, pregnant women are delivering prematurely, being shuttled in and out of bomb shelters or having babies in basements without even a midwife to help. Tens of thousands more are displaced.

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‘Evil Came’: The Toll of Russia’s Occupation in Kyiv’s Suburbs

Land mines, bullet-riddled cars and corpses lying in the street. Residents of Bucha, Borodianka and Hostomel describe the horrors left behind by Russian forces.

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Weapons and Sanctions

How can the world respond to Russian atrocities?

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Up-Close Ukraine Atrocity Photographs Touch a Global Nerve

The apparent execution of Ukrainian civilians by retreating Russian forces, their bodies strewn in streets and yards, has focused attention on what constitutes crimes in war.

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‘Sitting at Home and Trembling.’ A Town Emerges After a Russian Retreat

A local official said he was detained and interrogated by the Russians, and described what he called mock executions.

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In a Kyiv Suburb,‘They Shot Everyone They Saw’

With Russian forces retreating, Ukrainians in Bucha are finding scores of bodies in yards and on the roads amid mounting evidence of intentional and indiscriminate killings of civilians.

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We Will Fight for Every Brick of Ukraine

The fight for every single building has taught many Ukrainians to fight for their home, city and country.

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Russia Retreats From Kyviv, Seeking to Regroup from Battering

A short drive from Kyiv in any direction turned up scenes of incinerated Russian vehicles, charred engine parts and chunks of armor. Attention is now shifting to the east, where Moscow says it is redirecting its forces.

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Ukrainian Olympian Does His Part Against Russian Invasion

Vladyslav Heraskevych, a skeleton competitor from Ukraine, gathers supplies and uses the team van to deliver them to Kyiv as he waits to be called for military duty.

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NATO Sees Little Evidence That Russian Troops Are Pulling Back From Kyiv

“Russia has repeatedly lied about its intentions,” NATO’s secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg said of Moscow’s pledge to pull back from Kyiv. “So we can only judge Russia on its actions, not on its words.”

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The Battle for Donbas

Russia appears to be focusing more on eastern Ukraine. That’s both good and bad for Ukraine’s military.

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A Vow to Ease Bombing Is Too Late for Many in Ukraine City Near Kyiv

Russia’s offer, if honored, comes too late for the thousands who have already fled Chernihiv.

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A Brutal Russian Playbook Reapplied in Ukraine

The besieging of cities, the deliberate targeting of civilians — they are the tactics Russia used before, in Grozny. I saw it firsthand.

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Four Million Ukrainians in Limbo

We follow Iryna, one of those scrambling to find refuge after the Russian invasion.

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